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Keyman Toolbox - Keyboard Usage

The Keyboard Usage tool of the Keyman Toolbox shows helpful hints on how to use the currently selected Keyman Desktop keyboard.

This feature works differently between the Free and the Professional editions of Keyman Desktop 9.0. The Free edition will automatically select either Keyboard Usage or the On-Screen Keyboard based on the keyboard, where as the Professional edition will allow you to choose between the two.

Opening Keyboard Usage

To open the Keyboard Usage tool:

  1. Click on the Keyman Desktop icon , on the Windows Taskbar near the clock.

  2. From the Keyman Desktop menu, select Keyboard Usage.

Using Keyboard Usage

The content of the Keyboard Usage tool changes depending on the active Keyman Desktop keyboard:

  • Some keyboards include dynamic help in Keyboard Usage. This help allows you to click on a letter to insert it into your document directly.

  • Some keyboards include static help in Keyboard Usage. This help will give you important information about the keyboard.

  • Some keyboards include links to help documentation in Keyboard Usage. Click Keyboard Help to find the help document for the keyboard.

  • Some keyboards include links to the On Screen Keyboard tool in Keyboard Usage. This means that the keyboard has an On Screen Keyboard view.

  • Some keyboards do not include Keyboard Usage. You may find help for these keyboards by looking in the Windows Start menu, under the name of the keyboard.

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